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Re: Debianizing tarballs: a Big Deal or a routine skill?

Stan Kaufman writes:
> I'm using PostgreSQL, installed from the .deb at debian.org. I want to
> recompile it to configure the memory block size, plus use the latest
> version.

You don't need to create your own package for that.  Just download and
unpack the source package, make your changes, rebuild the package, and
install it.  That is no harder than compiling a kernel.

> The .deb version is 1.0-1, but Roaring Penguin has a tarball of version
> 2.3. I'd like to upgrade.

Use alien.

> Since this seems to be a widespread situation, I want to figure out how
> to do this process. I'd be happy to write up a mini-HOWTO.

Package: maint-guide
Status: install ok installed
Priority: optional
Section: doc
Installed-Size: 185
Maintainer: Josip Rodin <jrodin@jagor.srce.hr>
Version: 1.0
Suggests: doc-base
Description: Debian New Maintainers' Guide
 This package contains the Debian New Maintainers' Guide.
 This document will try to describe building of a Debian GNU/Linux
 package to the common Debian user (and wannabe developer) in common
 language, and well covered with working examples.
 Contains following chapters:
   1. Getting started "The Right Way"
   2. First steps
   3. Modifying the source
   4. Required stuff under debian/
   5. Other files under debian/
   6. Final steps

John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, Wisconsin

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